META is a research project at the professorship of Medical Ethics, University of Augsburg. It is funded with 2.1 million euros by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF) and runs from April 2018 to March 2024. The project is headed by
Prof. Dr. Verina Wild.
META is an acronym for: "mHealth: Ethical, Legal, Social aspects in the technological age". In the project, the research team investigates ethical, legal and social aspects of mobile health technologies (mHealth), for example apps, wearables, sensors.
The META team has developed a
website "about mHealth". It is aimed at all citizens and professionals who would like to inform themselves about ethical, legal and social questions concerning mHealth. Project results are disseminated in scientific publications and presentations (see detailed list).